Leadership Roles and Skills in Program Development

For this assignment, you will examine how leadership roles and skills, including building partnerships and community collaboration, impacts program planning, design, and development. Program design and planning include understanding the culture and values of organizations (nonprofit agencies). The various leadership roles and skills (human relations, communication, conflict resolution, etc.) needed to develop programs effectively. It also requires skills in building community partnerships and collaboration within nonprofit agencies and in the community.

Assignment Directions
Before you begin your assignment, reflect upon what inspired you to enter the field of human services and what social problem and areas of human services you are most passionate about addressing in your future career. Then, please write a paper based on leadership roles and skills in program development, ensuring your responses reflect professional standards and expectations in the field.
Please addresses each of the following:
1.    Identify a proposed program within a nonprofit agency that you could potentially develop in the future that addresses this social problem(s). Research at least one similar program or policy anywhere in the United States or the world.
2.    Discuss four specific leadership roles and skills that will be needed to develop this program. Two of these must include the skills of building partnerships and community collaboration, while the other two you may select on your own.
3.    Explain how the leadership skills you have identified help you address organizational values and culture.
4.    Examine how the four leadership roles and skills you identified impact each of the following: program planning, design, and development.

Assignment Guidelines

Your paper should be a maximum of 4 pages, not including the title and reference pages, and should include the following elements:
    Title Page: Provide your name, assignment title, course and section number, and date.
    Body: Include an introductory and a concluding paragraph. Answer all the questions, reflecting appropriate personal and professional insights.
o    The assignment must be written in Standard English and demonstrate superior organization, including a highly developed viewpoint and purpose that is clearly established and sustained. The communication of your thoughts must be highly ordered, logical, and unified, displaying exceptional content, organization, style, and mechanics (including the use of correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure).
o    Your responses should reflect professional writing standards, using proper tone and language. The writing and writing style should be correct and accurate, and reflect knowledge of program development and administration.
    Reference Page: Sources listed in APA format.
o    Include a minimum of two sources to support your responses and conclusions. One can be your text. The other should be from a peer-reviewed journal or article with a DOI #
    Use Arial or Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced and left-aligned.
    Use standard 1″ margins on all sides.
    Use current APA formatting and citation style.
This assignment assesses the following Course Outcome: Examine how leadership roles and skills, including building partnerships and community collaboration, impacts program planning, design, and development.


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